Utility Course in Garden CraftUniversity of Mumbai
Price on request
The University of Mumbai offers Utility Course in Garden Craft to its students. The course structure for it is as follows:
Understanding plants & their needs
Basic functions of plant parts, understanding needs of plants Selecting locations for different type for trees, shrubs, creepers, potted/ground plants, Seasonal/perennial plants, Forcing plants to bloom.
Preparations for planting
Soil types, Implements, Watering methods Filling pots/poly bags, making ground beds Direct/transplanting/broadcasting methods of sowing seeds.
Manures, Composts, Fertilizers
Organic manures: Farmyard manure, compost, green manure, Fish/bone meal, oil cakes Chemical fertilizer : Simple & compound fertilizers, Foliar fertilizers, micro nutrients.
Trees & Shrubs
Trees/Shrubs suitable for different locations, flowering type, decorative foliage type
Creepers & Hedge plants
Types of creepers, ramblers, hedges for security, topiary
Hanging baskets & Orchids
Various types of hanging planters, filling up baskets, use of moss/coir, suitable plants. Making moss-sticks, Types of orchids, planting medium, humidity, special needs.
Plant propagation methods
Sexual/vegetative propagation, Vegetative propagation by cutting of branches, leaves & roots, air layering, Wedge grafting, side grafting, veneer grafting, inarching, budding
Bonsai types/styles, technique, suitable plants, containers, planting medium, Training/wiring
Different types of roses, potted/ground rose plants, Manure/fertilizer needs, pruning etc.
Kitchen garden & terrace garden
Seasonal/perennial vegetables, fruit plants Green spices, medicinal plants
Lawns, Seasonal flowers, Cacti & Succulents, Aquatic plants
Types of lawn grasses, other ground covers. Preparation & maintenance ofImportant seasonal flowers, care & needs
Easy growing cacti, succulent & aquatic plants, special care & needs
Insects, pests, diseases & weeds
Insect pests, their prevention & control, some beneficial insects, Common diseases, prevention & control, Weeds prevention & control
Suitable plants, their special needs, growing plants under artificial light Flowering/foliage plants, Bottle gardens, tray landscapes